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Live-Action My Love Story/Ore Monogatari!! Film's Trailer English Subitled

posted on by Egan Loo
Odex to screen film in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines January-February

Southeast Asian anime distributor Odex posted the trailer for the live-action film of Kazune Kawahara and Aruko's shōjo manga My Love Story!! (Ore Monogatari!!) with English subtitles on Monday. The company will release the film in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines between January and February.

Viz Media is publishing the manga in North America, and the publisher describes the story:

Takeo Gōda is a giant guy with a giant heart. Too bad the girls don't want him! (They want his good-looking best friend, Sunakawa.) Used to being on the sidelines, Takeo simply stands tall and accepts his fate. But one day when he saves a girl named Yamato from a harasser on the train, his (love!) life suddenly takes an incredible turn!

The film's main cast includes:

Ryōhei Suzuki (Gatchaman) as Takeo Gōda
Mei Nagano (Rurouni Kenshin) as Rinko Yamato
Kentarō Sakaguchi (Umimachi Diary) as Makoto Sunakawa
Yasufumi Terawaki (Boogiepop and Others) and Yutaka Gōda (Takeo's father)
Sawa Suzuki (Aibō) as Yuriko Gōda (Takeo's mother)

Suzuki made and followed his own training regimen to gain 30 kilograms (more than 60 pounds) of weight to portray the role of the two-meter-tall (6.5-feet-tall), estimated 120-kilogram (260-pound) Takeo Gōda.

Hayato Kawai (Suzuki Sensei) directed the film off Akiko Nogi's (Library War) script. The film premiered in Japanese theaters on October 31.

The manga also inspired a Spring television anime from the Studio Madhouse. Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired, and Sentai Filmworks licensed the series for home video.

Kawahara (High School Debut) first debuted the original 100-page version of the story in an issue of Bessatsu Margaret Sister in October 2011, but the manga then returned in Bessatsu Margaret as a serialized work with artist Aruko (Yasuko and Kenji) in April 2012.

The series won Best Shojo Manga at the 37th Kodansha Manga Awards in 2013. Additionally, the series topped the list of Manga for Female Readers in the 2013 edition of the Kono Manga ga Sugoi! guidebook.

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